Make Weddles.com Your Job Search Headquarters
Modeled after Pinterest, Weddles.com offers four channels of information and resources found nowhere else on the Web. And, one of those channels is specifically tailored for smart Job Seekers – those who want to find not just any job, but a great one!
What’s in the Job Seekers channel at Weddles.com? There are:
- Books & Tools for job search and career success
- An archive of outside-the-box Job Search Tips
- An Association Directory organized by career field & industry
- A Career Fitness evaluation that will help you strengthen your credentials
- And much, much more!
So, don’t delay! Visit Weddles.com today. And, make sure you tell your family and friends about the site, as well.
The Undercover Job Seeker
The conventional wisdom, of course, is that you should make yourself as visible as possible in a job search. Build your brand, network on social media sites, post your resume on job boards – do whatever you can to be in the face of employers and recruiters. There is, however, also an advantage to being invisible or, more accurately, undercover.
Unfortunately, the truism about the importance of maximizing one’s visibility in a job search has typically been implemented in venues that cater to job seekers. There are bezillions of LinkedIn groups, blogs and discussion forums online as well as job clubs and networking groups on earth that cater to those in transition. They attract huge crowds because they provide important psychological and emotional support as well as job leads and tips on job search tactics.
Such destinations, however, do not connect those in attendance with someone who can actually change their status – a recruiter or hiring manager. It would seem only logical that those who are looking for new employees would visit the places where those who are looking for jobs hang out, but in reality, most don’t.
Why? Well, it might be that recruiters are concerned they’ll be overwhelmed by the crowd. Or, it might be that they think they’re unlikely to find the skills they need in such groups. But, the more likely reason is that they have been infected with a new prejudice in the job market. Too many employers now believe that active job seekers are damaged goods. And, that’s why job seekers need to go undercover.
Sneaking Up on Those Who Can Help
First, it’s still important to remain as visible as possible during a job search. Continue to take all of the steps you have traditionally taken to build your brand and connect with others online and off. Now, however, you’re going to take an additional step. You’re going to sneak up on hiring managers and recruiters by adopting a disguise.
You’re going to camouflage your job seeker persona by assuming the role of the talented, capable person you also are. You remember them, right? They were the person in your last job who had the skills, knowledge and experience to excel at their work. They are also the person you can be for an employer in your next job.
And now, you’re going to demonstrate just how good that person is.
- On the Web, you’ll visit some of the key LinkedIn groups, blogs and discussion forums that attract thought leaders and others working in your field and industry. Your mission will be to contribute regularly to the dialogue on key professional and work-related topics.
- On earth, you’ll attend meetings of your professional society and trade association. Your mission will be to talk with your peers about professional and work-related topics and, if appropriate, contribute to the programming during such meetings.
The goal in both of these endeavors is to be as visible as possible in front of the hiring managers and potential coworkers who can actually facilitate your employment. They’re the ones who can tell you about unadvertised openings in their organization, refer you to its recruiters, and connect you with colleagues who need just your kind of talent. And they’ll take that step because you’re an undercover job seeker so they see you, instead, as the competent, contributing and engaged person you actually are.
Thanks for reading,
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Get the Advice That Works
There’s plenty of free job search and career advice on the Web. But, if that’s all it takes to be successful, we wouldn’t still have so many Americans out-of-work and finding it so hard to get reemployed.
The reality is that too much of what you find online is incomplete (a short article here, a blog post there), out-of-date (posted before the Great Recession changed everything) or just plain wrong. So, if you’re looking for strategies and tips, tactics and techniques that will actually work in today’s tough economy, make an investment in yourself. Get one or more of the books below:
A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream. This modern-day epic traces the journeys of three out-of-work professionals searching for answers in today’s seemingly nonsensical job market. Along the way, they discover the secret to “career security” and the pathway to real and lasting success.
The Career Fitness Workbook. This book introduces a complete regimen of activities that will help you successfully compete for and hang onto the job of your dreams. Think of it as “the habits of highly effective career activists.”
The Career Activist Republic. This blockbuster of a book provides a provocative yet positive assessment of the changing world of work in the American economy and describes an innovative strategy that will enable you to avoid the pitfalls and capture the opportunities in this new environment.
The Success Matrix: Wisdom from the Web on How to Get Hired and Not Be Fired. This anthology collects the best of Peter Weddle’s columns on job search and career success. It is the only book you’ll find that provides a candid and totally up-to-date look at how to get and stay ahead in today’s workplace.
Recognizing Richard Rabbit. This fable for adults will entertain and delight you and help you out of the boxes that keep you from becoming the champion inside you. It is a novel and engaging way to recognize the talented person you are meant to be.
The Unbiased Connection to Great Jobs
For over 15 years, WEDDLE’s has published the leading guidebook to job boards and career portals. WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet is considered the Gold Standard for job seekers and career activists. In fact, no less an authority than Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, rated the Guide “Highly recommended!”
Now, you can sign up for WEDDLE’s Job Alert and get your very own, private and totally unbiased connection to some of the best career advancement opportunities on the Web.
This no-cost resource scours the job postings at leading job boards and career portals and connects you with those that match your capabilities and aspirations. It’s the easiest way possible to find your Dream Job!
Get it for yourself and tell your friends and family about it, as well.
WEDDLE’s Guide to the Best Job Boards
Stop wasting time wandering around the Web; find just the right job boards that will work best for you!
The latest edition of WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet – the book the American Staffing Association called the “Zagat” of job boards and social media sites – is available at Amazon.com.
The book features:
- The Top 100 – WEDDLE’s pick of the 100 best employment sites on the Web. Each site is described with a full-page description of its features, services and fees.
- The Best & the Rest – A directory of over 9,000 sites organized by career field, industry, geographic focus and other factors. It’s the most complete guide to the Web’s job search resources, period.
Click here to get your copy of Weddle’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet today.